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The ungoverned seas

Fears many incidents off West Africa go unreported.  The ungoverned seas The waters around Somalia are calmer, but piracy in west Africa is rising STICK-SLIM and still, Captain Lube sits in Lagos’s commercial ...
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Piracy ransoms still legal

New Bill had raised concerns in shipping and insurance industries. Paying piracy ransoms ‘still legal’ Stephen Spark UK: A new Counter Terrorism and Security Bill, which was presented to the UK parliament on ...
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Hijacked tanker found

MT Srikandi, missing since October, found off Thailand. Hijacked tanker found, suspected pirates arrested ReCAAP reports today that the tanker, Srikandi 515, hijacked on October 9th, has been located by Royal Thai ...
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Thailand take on CTF-151

New Zealand passes command of CTF-151 to Thailand Rear Admiral Pakorn Wanich of the Royal Thai Navy has assumed command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) counter-piracy operations from Commodore Tony ...
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China denies bases report

Chinese dismiss claims as groundless. China denies reports to set up 18 naval bases in Indian Ocean BEIJING: Defending its submarine's docking at Colombo port as common practice, Chinese military today termed ...
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CMF in search and rescue op

Sailors rescued after abandoning sinking ship.  New Zealand-led CTF-151 Coordinates Successful International Search and Rescue Operation Eight sailors who abandoned their sinking ship have been safely plucked from the sea following a ...
Tackling Insecurity in West Africa's Waters

Ivory Coast warship in action

Emergence makes its first arrests. Ivory Coast warship in action As piracy and illegal fishing continue to cause significant issues in the region, the Ivory Coast Navy's latest ship, Emergence, has already ...
11 pirates jailed EUNAVFOR

EU votes to protect Somali aid

Extension ensures protection for World Food Programme. EU votes to keep protecting aid to Somalia from pirates European council extends counter-piracy patrols for two years to secure humanitarian aid shipments to Somalia ...
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Sri Lanka tilts to Beijing

A sea change is occurring in Sri Lanka’s strategic orientation. Sri Lanka tilts to Beijing Author: David Brewster, ANU A sea change is occurring in Sri Lanka’s strategic orientation. Recent developments suggest that ...
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Moving Targets

The opportunist nature of maritime crime and piracy.  Moving Targets Fighting piracy these days is like playing Whack-a-Mole. When you contain it in one place it pops up in another. Kayla Turner Pirates have ...

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